It seems, it isn’t that Dolly does not deserve one — former President Obama admitted he’d thought she already had one, which was why she wasn’t awarded the medal throughout his presidency.
Throughout an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Present, the speak present host requested the previous president why precisely Dolly did not have one.
“How does Dolly Parton not have a Presidential Medal of Freedom?” he requested, to which President Obama was frank.
“That is a mistake — I am shocked,” Obama admitted. “That was a screw up.”
He continued, revealing how her nomination slipped his thoughts.
“I am stunned. I feel I assumed that she had already bought one, and that was incorrect,” he admitted.
But it surely’s not too late for Dolly to be nominated for the award — the truth is, President Obama mentioned that he might need to name in a favor to President-elect Joe Biden to rectify his mistake.
“She deserves one. I am going to name Biden,” he mentioned.